Snow Leopard

Snow Leopard
Snow Leopard cub (7 mos old) - Cape May County Zoo

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Great News!

This is an awesomely exciting story out of Penn State, who despite the media crucifixtion plans, continues to do what any top university does best, continue to educate and pursue worthwhile research. Go State! (Guess they better not close down the university and guess the students and alumn REALLY don't have to hang their heads in shame...sarcasm folks..pure sarcasm here...). Since I lost a very special man, my wonderful grandfather, to this dreaded disease, I am very hopeful they are on their way!

What does this have to do with veterinary medicine? Well, animals are always used first as test models. In most cases, veterinarians are involved at one or more stages of early research - lab animal vets, veterinary pathologists, veterinary oncologists, etc. And in this case, the researchers are part of the Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences. It is often also the case that research developments benefit both animals and humans. 

Penn State Working on Cure for Leukemia

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